i.TV 2.0 Intros Push Notification, iTunes Download, and "Remote Control Framework" for iPhone

i.TV just let TiPb know they've submitted version 2.0 of their popular iPhone and iPod touch app to the iTunes App Store. What's in store for us this time out?

  • Push Notification for TV shows
  • Tap to download from iTunes
  • TiVo Remote via the introduction of "Remote Control Framework":

i.TV now combines the TV guide and the remote control on an iPhone or iPod touch. Remote controls are powered by the i.TV Remote Control Framework, which allows third parties to develop remote controls for use on the i.TV platform.

How's all of that sound to ya?

Rene Ritchie

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There are 17 comments. Add yours.

Josh says:

Pretty excited for this update.

Drake says:

Hopefully its faster and more stable. It's pretty and looks a lot better! The functionality looks like its improved by at least 200%. lol. I use this app a lot and I'm especially excited for the push notifications. :)

Wyatt says:

Now this is what I like to see. Technology being used beyond it's initial intent and purpose. That's an awesome use of Push-Notifications.

Thedave says:

I assume this is a USA only app?

Rene Ritchie says:

The current version is available in the Canadian App Store...

Liam330 says:

Aaawww. Make a uk version.

Joe McG says:

Is everybody on the UK named Liam?
Yes, everybody on the US is named Joe.

gruswitz says:

Hopefully they will finally allow multiple tuner support. I can't ever get OTA HD and my basic cable channel setup at the same time. Until that's done, the app is useless to me.
I hope it is also more stable and quicker. It's a great idea, but has been a mediocre execution to this point.
The remotes part is interesting, but I wonder how many devices can be driven over Wifi or bluetooth. Maybe Squeezebox, Sonos, Playstation, media center computer, and Xbox. However, how many TV, DVD/Blueray players, and AV Receivers have WiFi, IP command or Bluetooth controls? Cool idea though.

Darryl says:

Would love to see this in the UK and with Sky remote capability. Looks like it would demolish the rival apps out there

The Reptile says:

Great app update. Now if only TV & movies were better I'd be using this app all of the time.

avt says:

I already love this app and this is going to make it so much better. Very excited for this update.

cobra302 says:

i downloaded, looks good, but i dont see where the push notifications come into play.

cobra302 says:

nevermind, i just re-read, i'm an idiot, the push has been submitted! LOL

Cory says:

is this app for free?

Sindhu Sundarrajan says:

I would like to more about Push Notification

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